Wallpaper* magazine recognized RAMSA's Avenue line for LualdiPorte with a 2015 Award for Best Neoclassical Design. Avenue is a collection of doors and wall paneling in the modern traditional style. The doors reinterpret those of classic New York pre-war apartments to complement a range of interiors. The elegantly detailed wall paneling, with glossy or natural wood finish, extends the style of the door throughout the room.
"Crisp panel-like layers are accented with the glint of metal to enrich the clean lines of contemporary architecture," said Robert A.M. Stern of the design. "We wanted to combine Lualdi's Italian sophistication with a distinctly American flavor."
The Wallpaper* Design Awards recognize people, places, pieces and phenomena of excellence as determined by a judging panel. This year, the panel included Marina Abramovic, performance artist; Nick D'Aloisio, internet entrepreneur; Benoit Jacob, head of design for BMW's i sub-brand; Nei and Rossana Hu, Wallpaper* Designers of the Year 2014; Piet Odolf, landscape designer behind the High Line; and Isay Weinfeld, winner of the magazine's Best New Private House 2014.
RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern and Alexander P. Lamis lead the design.
Margaret Russell, Architectural Digest's Editor-in-Chief, selected RAMSA's Fluted Suite of door hardware for SA Baxter as one of her "Favorite Finds" at the AD Loves event at the New York Design Center. Ms. Russell selected from five suite options and chose the Fluted Suite as her overall favorite.
The Fluted Suite, which includes a doorknob, a lever, an escutcheon plate, and a thumb turn, complements a wide range of decorating concepts, adding a note of modernity to a traditional interior or a touch of history to a contemporary design. Grounded in tradition and sparked by the spirit of innovation, the Robert A.M. Stern Collection for SA Baxter is designed to furnish today’s residential and civic buildings with thoroughly contemporary reinterpretations of neoclassical motifs that have inspired American architectural hardware from the colonial period to the present.
“SA Baxter is very innovative with their in-house manufacturing expertise—they've really opened our eyes to all sorts of possibilities," said RAMSA Partner Dan Lobitz. "They have a fantastic understanding of and connection to the market and RAMSA is thrilled that Margaret Russell selected the Suite as one of Architectural Digest's Favorite Finds.”
SA Baxter designs and manufactures timeless custom and semi-custom architectural hardware for high-end residential homes and buildings, offering the most extensive palette of patterns and finishes in the custom architectural hardware industry. Breaking the mold, SA Baxter gives clients the ability to customize over 200 hardware designs with an array of finishes and alloys, or the unprecedented freedom to create their own creative architectural hardware patterns.
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Light Play, a coordinated collection of upholstery and carpet tile for contract interior applications, was honored with HIP at NeoCon awards sponsored by Interior Design magazine. The collection's carpets, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Designs for Bentley, won in the HIP Design Solution "Underfoot" category, and the collection's fabrics, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Designs for CF Stinson, won in the HIP Design Solution "Off the Wall" category. The inaugural HIP Award program honors achievement in design solutions and product applications and commercial industry pioneers. Winners were chosen through online voting and were honored at a ceremony at NeoCon 2014 on Tuesday, June 10.
The Light Play Collection presents a suite of five fabric patterns and two carpet patterns that are synergistic and designed to be used together, all inspired by the play of light and shadow on architectural elements: light glinting off balusters, shining through window blinds, and streaming through grilles; the chiaroscuro effect of light washing across architectural moldings; sunlight striping a textured surface. Working with this collection, designers can specify integrated patterns for fabric and carpet conceived with a shared design sensibility, beautifully compatible colorways, a range of scales, a commitment to environmental responsibility, performance that meets the demands of challenging institutional settings, and moderate price points. The collection carries forward RAMSA's modern traditional approach to furnishings informed by architecture.
RAMSA partners Robert A.M. Stern, Alexander Lamis, and Daniel Lobitz led the design effort. For the complete list of winners, please visit Interior Design's website.
Today Walker Zanger introduced a new collection of ceramic tiles from the Robert A.M. Stern Collection at the 26th International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The new collection is rich with detail, evoking a diverse palette of historical influences ranging from shingle-clad country homes to elegant urban residences. The new styles of ceramic tiles reimagine fundamental architectural elements including fish-scale shingles and trellises in a broad palette of hues and surfaces. The Robert A.M. Stern Collection tiles are appropriate for residential, hospitality, retail, and many other applications.
“This is an exciting milestone in the company’s history,” said Jared Becker, Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing. “For decades, our products have graced everything from magnificent residences to famed museums across the globe. By combining our artistic and technical skills with the design vision of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, consumers and designers will benefit from this exclusive partnership.”
For more than sixty years, Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company, combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. Walker Zanger products are available through 15 beautiful showrooms and more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide.
The new collection will be available in the Summer of 2014.
Kindel Furniture introduced new pieces in the Robert A.M. Stern New York Home Collection at the AD Home Design Show at Pier 94 in New York. The Robert A.M. Stern Collection's sophisticated, urbane approach to the American tradition of handcrafted furniture updates historical precedents with clean lines and elegant detailing, scaled to bring comfort and style to contemporary residences.
"The Robert A.M. Stern Collection for Kindel offers a suite of tailored furnishings with the level of design and craftsmanship we bring to those we design for our custom residential clients," said Alexander P. Lamis, who leads the program as managing partner of Robert A.M. Stern Designs, LLC. "America has been a leader in furniture-making since the days of Duncan Phyfe, and we're pleased to be working with our colleagues at Kindel to create the heirlooms of tomorrow."
Introduced at the show were the Stuyvesant shield-back mahogany dining chairs—available in both armchair and sidechair form—which feature a swag motif, accented with hand-painted pinstriping, that folds over the back of the chairs, which are upholstered on the seat and inside and out on the back.
The Butterfield dining table, shown as a desk at the show, complements but does not match the Stuyvesant chairs. The mahogany table is a modern reinterpretation of Sheraton and Hepplewhite shapes, with a leather inset top with gold tooling surrounded by a rosewood border and fluted apron. Paired pentagonal legs taper to satin-finish brass feet.
The Rhinelander sideboard, with its triple-concave profile, is rendered in rosewood veneer on mahogany, offering two side cupboards and one center cupboard beneath a center drawer.
These new pieces join earlier pieces from the collection, including the Chelsea tripod drinks table and the Beekman wing chair. The ribbon-grain mahogany Gramercy cabinet, previously introduced as an armoire, was fitted out as a bar cabinet at the show.
The collection will next be on display at High Point Market, April 5 – 10 in High Point, North Carolina.